Community Planning & Building Department

Comprehensive Plan Update:  

Beginning in February 2015 the Planning Department has been working with the Planning Advisory Board (PAB), City Council and interested community members on revising the Comprehensive Plan.  A draft of the goals and policies are available for your review.  There are multiple documents to assist you in this process.  Additional documents will be posted in the next few days and will include a summary of public comments received during the process and a list of events that have taken place.  An update of the next steps in the process will also be posted.

Final Draft Comp Plan Elements:
Executive Summary-Draft Final
Land Use-Draft Final
Transportation-Draft Final
Housing-Draft Final
Sustainability-Draft Final
Utilities-Draft Final
Parks and Open Space-Draft Final
Economic Development-Draft Final

Comprehensive Plan Maps: 
LU-1 Island County UGAs Map
LU-2 JPA Overlays Map
LU-3 JPA Districts Map
LU-4 Langley UGA Map
LU-5 Zone Map
LU-6 Overlay Districts Map
LU-7 Topography Map
LU-8 Critical Areas Map
LU-9 Historical Society Properties Map
POS-1 Island County Parks and Open Space Map
POS-2 City Parks and Open Space Map
POS-3 5 Min Walking Distance Map
T-1 Island County Roads Map
T-2 WSDOT Road Classifications Map
T-3 Additional Transit Map
T-4 Langley Loop Map
T-5 Conceptual Trails Map
UCF-1 Sewer Current
UCF-2 Sewer Future
UCF-3 Water Infrastructure
UCF-5 Third Party Utilities (PSE)
UCF-6 Public Service Facilities
UCF-7 Sidewalk Inventory
*UCF-4 is still in production and will be posted shortly. 

Council PAB Joint meeting 6-26-17 powerpoint

Comp Plan explained 4-11-17

2017 Comp Plan Goals and Policies

Comp Plan Matrix by element
Land Use
Parks and Open Space
Capital Facilities and Utilities
Economic Development

Summary of Public Comments

Comments from Design Langley

Feet First, a pedestrian advocacy non-profit organization, reviewed the Comp Plan and provided comments.

Draft of backgrounder for each element
Executive Summary 5/30/17
Land use 5/30/17

Comments received from the Planning Advisory Board

The video below from the WA Department of Commerce addresses why this effort matters.  

GMA Comp Plan Conversation Starters: A big picture perspective of why it matters

Design Manual:  
The Community Planning Department is in the process of updating the city's design standards in association with the Design Review Board.  The design manual will guide new development to ensure it is compatible with the design and character of the City.  More information will be provided soon for public review and comment.


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